Looking for Cheap Upholstery Fabrics
If you are looking to buy cheap upholstery fabrics Ebay is one of the best sites to buy. Fabric retailing upwards of 70 dollars per yard can be bought for 7 dollars including shipping!!
Most online stores like Joanne fabrics and Hancock fabrics also sell discontinued fabrics at great prices.But if you are looking for small remnants 3 - 4 yards the best deals are on Ebay.
When I started selling on Ebay and being an upholsterer I was always checking the prices of fabrics. Some of the prices I just could not believe how low they were. But one thing to check is the shipping cost before you buy. One trick is that some people give low prices on the fabric but high prices on shipping. So compare the two.
And it cost nothing to join Ebay.
Another place to buy small remnants is at your local upholsterer. If he is anything like me I sell it at half price or less.
Fabrics retailing for upwards of 40 - 50 dollars per yard can easily be found on the net for 4-5 dollars. Why so inexpensive you ask? Must be defective or stained. No! Wholesalers do not always have the space to keep their inventory and therefore unload discount fabric at fantastic prices to what is called, in the industry, furnace people. They just want to burn it to make room in their warehouse for newer fabric styles.
It is not always easy to determine what upholstery fabric is and what is not. Many fabrics serve for more than one purpose, being acceptable as material for upholstery, as well as valances and drapes.
Also be carefull not be confused with slipcover fabric, which is not as strong or as durable. It is not wise to upholster a chair with slipcover fabric despite its cheaper price. The material will simply not last as long as upholstery fabrics.
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